At Home with Jane Austen

ISBN-13: 978-0789212092

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“I shall be very glad to see you at home again, and then...who will be so happy as we?”—Jane Austen

Tour the homes and settings of Jane Austen, one of the most widely read and beloved authors in English literature.

“I shall be very glad to see you at home again, and then...who will be so happy as we?”—Jane Austen

From her youth in a country rectory in Steventon, a small village in Hampshire, England—where she wrote her first stories for her friends, Volume the First, Volume the Second, and Volume the Third—to the fashionable spa town of Bath, to the seaport of Southampton, to her final years in her last settled home at peaceful Chawton Cottage, where she penned her most famous novel, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s life was hardly that of a shutin.

A regular visitor to London, to the seashore for holidays, and to the estates of friends and relatives, Jane carried her own notion of home with her wherever she went and drew inspiration for her brilliantly witty novels from every new experience. She wrote most everywhere she traveled, accompanied by her portable writing desk.

With gorgeous photography and illustrations, At Home with Jane Austen explores Austen’s world, her physical surroundings, and the journeys the popular author took during her lifetime. Author Kim Wilson ties Austen’s novels to places where she lived, visited, and even attended school, ending with her final months in temporary lodgings in Winchester, England. Jane Austen’s enduring legacy is the final chapter of this beautiful and eye-opening book.

"#1 Non-Fiction Austen-Inspired Title of 2014: A perfect combination of detailed research, engaging prose, and exquisite illustrations."

Austenprose

 

"At Home with Jane Austen is the perfect companion to Austen’s novels."

The Lady Magazine

 

"Evokes the charm of a Jane Austen novel with lively prose . . . . An enchanting biographical sketch."

Library Journal

“This charming volume will no doubt find an appreciative audience. Wilson (Tea with Jane Austen) once again leads the reader through a specific aspect of Austen's life– in this case, the physical spaces which she lived in or visited. . . . Quotes from Austen's letters convey the day-to-day experience of living in these places, and examples from her work demonstrate how often these experiences found their way into the novels. . . . even casual fans should enjoy following in the beloved author's footsteps."

Publishers Weekly

“At Home with Jane Austen . . . explores the places Jane loved and lived in with vivid writing and beautiful photos and illustrations.”

BBC Countryfile Magazine

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